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ICE SKATING

ICE SKATING AT RED SQUARE

As you’d expect from a country that has consistently produced world-class ice skaters, Russia is packed full of skating rinks.

Options range from professionally run rinks to skating on frozen ponds. For those who prefer to skate in a more risk-free environment, head to the Red Square ice rink, where you can show off your skills with the Kremlin walls as a backdrop. The rink is open between November 28, 2011 and March 13, 2012 from 10am to midnight seven days a week, and skates are available for hire. Daredevils, on the other hand, can take to the ice with the locals at Patriarch’s Ponds, the scene of the novel The Master and Margarita. Just make sure that the ice is strong enough, so it’s always best to follow the locals’ example.

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Red Square, Krasnaya Ploshchad, 109012 and Patriarch Ponds, 123001

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